Thousands Of Mississippi Consumers May Not Be Offered Insurance Subsidies

Kaiser Health News staff writers Julie Appleby and Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, report: "Tens of thousands of uninsured residents in the poorest and most rural parts of Mississippi may be unable to get subsidies to buy health coverage when a new online marketplace opens this fall because private insurers are avoiding a wide swath of the state. No insurer is offering to sell plans through the federal health law's marketplaces in 36 of the state's 82 counties, including some of the poorest parts of the Delta region, said Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney" (Appleby and Hancock, 6/29). Read the story and check out the accompanying map.

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